China reports first confirmed human infection with H10N3 bird flu

طقس العرب GO 2021-06-02 2021-06-02T18:02:28Z
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China reports first confirmed human infection with H10N3 bird flu

Weather of Arabia - China confirmed that a 41-year-old man was infected in the eastern province of Jiangsu as the first human case of the H10N3 bird flu virus, and although health experts confirmed that the risk of its spread as a global epidemic is still low, but the news of China's registration is the first A human infection with the strain has alarmed the world.

 

The Chinese National Health Commission said that the man, a resident of Zhenjiang, went to hospital on (28) April after developing a fever and other symptoms, and was diagnosed with H10N3 bird flu virus a month later (on May 28), and the committee said that no It provides details on how the man contracted the virus, that the patient is stable and ready to be discharged from the hospital. The medical committee did not find any other cases of infection among his close contacts.

 

The committee added that the H10N3 virus is relatively less severe than the virus found in poultry, and the risk of it spreading widely is very low.

 

This strain of the virus was not common, said Philip Claes, laboratory coordinator at the Asia Pacific Regional Office. He said only about 160 cases of the virus have been reported in the 40 years to 2018, mostly in wild birds or waterfowl in Asia and some regions. Ltd. in North America, none of which have been discovered in chickens yet.

 

He added that analysis of the virus's genetic data would be necessary to determine if it was similar to ancient viruses or if it was a new mixture of different viruses.

 

There are many different strains of avian influenza virus in China, some of which infect people sporadically (especially those working with poultry), and there have not been significant numbers of human infections with avian influenza since the H7N9 strain that killed about 300 people during 2016-2017.

 

The commission said that no other human cases of H10N3 have been reported globally before.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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